Brad Frost – Death To Bullshit
This is an example of Timeline.js displaying the change of user interfaces over time.
Zerply, an awesome “new” service to get a quick professional profile, recently released an infographic with some pretty cool statistics they gathered from their pre-release beta phase. According to their study:
- 10,879 users joined during the private beta
- 77% of users stuck through to the public release
- Sundays were lame for signups
- People generally signed up during the middle of the week. Especially on a Thursday.
- 40% of beta user signups were viral (users inviting users via Twitter and Facebook)
- The top services people listed were: 1. twitter, 2. facebook, 3. linkedin, 4. skype
Awesome stuff! A tip of the old hat for you Zerply. Check me out.
Smashing Magazine recently posted this awesome summation of a research report by Baymard Institute, to help uncover many issues related to abandoned shopping carts. The study uncovered several nothings that you should avoid to optimize your conversion rates. Here’s a brief summation of the 11 fundamental guidelines for e-commerce checkout usability from Smashing’s article:
- Your checkout process should be completely linear
- Add descriptions to form field labels
- Avoid contextual words like “Continue”
- Visually reinforce all sensitive fields on the payment page
- Don’t use an “Apply” button in your form
- Format field for expiration date exactly as it appears on credit card
- Use only one column for form fields
- Use shipping address as billing address by default
- Use clear error indications
- Registration should be optional
- Don’t require seemingly unnecessary information
The full report is available for purchase from Baynard’s website.
I came accross this awesome poster by graphic designer Conlin Harman. This basiaclly sums up what to expect from your graphic designer. Ha, I love the “Impossible Utopia”. Great work.